Police Beat: An Anticlimactic Escape Attempt Lands One Man In More Trouble

A man attempts to flee - well walk - from officers after an OWI stop.

Persistence usually pays off, and it did for one Menomonee Falls man; however, the payoff wasn’t what he wanted.

It just made a bad situation worse.

At 2:33 a.m. Saturday, police pulled over a 54-year-old man who was driving a white van. He had pulled his van over on the side of the road near Polk Drive and Jefferson Avenue. Police approached the vehicle after he turned off the vehicle's headlights.

That’s when the man attempted an anticlimactic escape - numerous times. When he exited his vehicle, he attempted to walk away from the scene and ignored officer commands to stop. When he returned to the vehicle he refused to take a breath test, and again attempted to walk from the scene.

They say a third time is a charm – but not for this man. He attempted to walk away from the scene a third time, but this time he was arrested for an OWI and resisting an officer.

Apparently this man persistently drives while under the influence of alcohol as well. It was his fourth OWI citation. He was taken to for a blood draw and was later released.

Also in the reports:

  • Between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 30, an unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window of a vehicle parked at the . The suspect took a bag filled with a change of clothes and two protein bars.
  • A Falls resident reported that a freestanding drying rack he ordered from the Internet was stolen from the mail area of his apartment on the W15000 block of Cleveland Avenue.
  • Between 7 a.m. Aug. 26 and 6:45 p.m. Aug. 29, suspects stole the ‘Rainbow Drive’ sign from the intersection of Hiawatha Court and Rainbow Drive. Neighbors in the area did not report any suspicious activity prior to the theft.
  • Unknown suspects used a firework to blow up a mailbox on the W6000 block of Wigwam Drive oat roughly 11:30 p.m. Saturday. It’s unclear just what type of firework was used, however.
  • At 6:39 p.m. Aug. 30, a suspect stole gasoline from the Speedway on Shady Lane in Menomonee Falls. The license plate was checked, but a vehicle wasn’t registered to the plate.


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